Bay to Breakers

In 1906, a major earthquake destroyed major parts of San Francisco. Naturally, people were not happy. But, San Francisco would not be San Francisco if it wouldn’t call for a 12k race across town, for which people are allowed to dress up like crazy. I mean, duuuh, what else would distract them from their houses being destroyed, right? What started as a cheer-up, has now become a fundamental part of the city’s culture. Every third Sunday in May, 35000 people dust their Halloween outfits, slip into their running shows and race from Embarcadero to Ocean Beach. It’s fun to run and it’s fun to stand by and watch. Naturally, I had to blog about it. What can I say, other than that I am not even surprised. It is San Francisco after all, if you couldn’t do it here, you couldn’t do it anywhere else in the world. And that’s why I really really do love this city!

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